Erin McGee Ferrell. AmericanARTIST
Bio Art Maker
I am a Social Entrepreneur, A Citizen Scientist, and a Change Maker; A Fearless and Passionate Explorer of Materials working to Alter Environments and Evoke Transformation.
One studio is a Makerspace for Microbiology inspired Interactive Art, the other a light flooded room for large figurative oil paintings.
I am classically trained, independently curious, and team collaborative.
Classically trained as an oil painter, Erin McGee Ferrell, continues to build upon twenty-five years of her profession as a residential and corporate artist. Always having maintained an interest in the merging of science and art, Erin incorporates her Maine surroundings literally into the layers of her contemporary works.
McGee Ferrell’s Petri Dish Series, has evolved over four years of mixed media exploration; microbiotic inspired paintings of land, sea, flora, and human cells. Bio luminescent Series: Ocean is interactive with florescent compounds altering the textures and compositions of the surface at night.
“Life shows us a level of complexity and beauty in science that isn’t often translated to visual expression through the arts.” Erin McGee Ferrell
Work can be purchased directly from the artist as well as Venn and Maker Gallery, Maine.
Erin is a recipient of a Maine Arts Commission Grant 2017, “Art and Chemotherapy,” and a member of The National Organization for Arts in Health. Nationally recognized, McGee Ferrell’s paintings are collected by Private and Commercial institutions, including TD Ameritrade, AtlantiCare New Jersey, Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, INC. Philadelphia, The Episcopal Diocese of Boston, the CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, professional hockey player Kimmo Timonen, and America’s Cup Winner- Robert James Gale. Her Maine Oil paintings can be purchased through Venn and Maker Gallery, Portland, Maine. Her work has been highlighted at the Arnot Museum, NY and The Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art, WI. She is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College and University of the Arts Philadelphia. McGee Ferrell has also studied at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, University of Louisville in Italy, School for International Training in Nigeria, and Maine College of Art.